Wednesday, July 26, 2017 This Week's Paper


For the first time in 30 years, Wilson has a league title in girls soccer. Jumping on Timberline early, the Rams topped the Blazers 3-0 at Stadium Bowl on Oct. 30 to win the Narrows 3A. “It means so much,” said senior forward Brittainy Canonica. “We’re so excited. It took us forever to get here. The girls worked really hard. They played with heart, and they did what we came here to do.” Canonica helped get the Rams on the board in the eighth minute, sending a low cross through the defense to the foot of sophomore Megan Chambers, who slammed it in for a 1-0 lead. Wilson doubled the lead 11 minutes later when Payton Costello collected a loose ball 40 yards away from goal and sent a high shot over the head of Blazers keeper Hailey Holder and in.

“At the end of the season it’s just come down to a mental game,” said Wilson head coach Angie Karabaich. “It’s just kind of who wants it more…tonight it just showed that we wanted it more.” Canonica helped seal the game in the 26th minute, sending in another cross from the right side that was flicked by Alexa Blackman and headed in by Chambers to make it 3-0. The Rams coasted from there, never allowing the Blazers a serious look at goal. Taking the first seed into district play, Wilson now awaits its matchup against either Bonney Lake or Kennedy Catholic on Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium in Sumner.

By Jeremy Helling